Find a news article about a recent (no more than 1 year ago) Network Attack.
What type of attack is this?
Was the attacker successful in penetrating the system or network?
What, if anything, were they able to access or get?
What can you learn from this incident? If you are the network administrator or the person in charge of the network/infrastructure/data, what would you do differently to prevent this from happening again in the future?
What do you think about the future of networking?
What new devices or technologies in this field that we will see 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years in the future?
What would you like to see in the future, in this field?
Now that you have learned about networking in this class, let’s design your dream network for your home computers and/or network devices (TIVO, iPad, Networked Blu-ray Player, XBox, PS3, Wii, etc).
First, describe what you would have on your network (computers and other network devices). Describe any specific needs that any one of those devices will have (for example, “iPad will require Wifi network”). Describe your specific network requirements.
What topology would you use?
What network media will you use?
What network equipment will you buy to set everything up? Find the equipment and price on a major online retailer (amazon, newegg, bestbuy, etc).
How confident are you that you will be able to set this up?
Find a job posting for an entry-level Networking-related position. Provide the link here. How do you think your learning in this class prepared you for that position? What area(s) do you still need to work on to qualify for this position?